Six months pregnant woman killed by dogs during hunting

A pregnant woman was mauled to death by dogs in France as she walked through a forest where a deer hunt was taking place.

The body of 29-year-old Elisa Pilarski, who was six months pregnant, was discovered in a forest near to the town of Villers-Cotterets, some 55 miles north-east of Paris, on Saturday.

Ms Pilarsk bled to death after suffering bits from several dogs to her arms, legs and head, according to an autopsy report.

Prosecutor Frederic Trinh added that some of the bites were “post-mortem”.

A hunter and his hounds move through the woods on a twice-weekly deer hunt in the Retz woodlands northeast of Paris, March 17, 1998. European hunters, facing moves to ban or restrict their hobby,say they are preserving rural traditions and performing a vital ecological function, controlling wildlife population. (AP Photo/ Yves Logghe)

Pregnant woman mauled to death by dogs while walking in forest during hunt
Elisa Pilarski was mauled to death as she walked her own dog in a forest

Ms Pilarski, who had been walking her own dogs but was not part of the hunt, is said to have called her husband shortly before her death to tell him there were “threatening dogs” near her and she was afraid she would be attacked.


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